About Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine

Fushimi Inari Shrine is the most famous shrine of Kyoto dedicated to the Goddess of rice growing "Ukanomitama-no-Mikoto". The shrine is frequently visited by merchants and tradesman who pray for prosperity. Each torii in the Senbon Torii, the 1000-torii row, was a donation made by one of these businessmen. The first torii is about 4 kms away from the shrine itself. In the space, you'll also find many sculptures of foxes (kitsune) each with a key (to a rice granary) in its mouth. In Japanese culture, Kitsune are believed to be messengers of Gods. And while the shrine is brightly illuminated at night, the trails of the shrine can be pretty spooky, so try to visit during the day.


Must See

  • The shrine is devoted to the Goddess of rice growing. 
  • The spectacular orange gate Torii, sculptures of foxes believed to be the messengers of Gods.
  • Excellently illuminated heritage site.

How to reach

By Metro: JR Inari station, the second station from Kyoto station along the JR Nara line. 140 Yen one way

By Bus: walk to the east of the Inari Taisha-mae bus stop Miami 5 line. 220 Yen for adults and 110 Yen for children


  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
  • Wear a respectful dress as it is a place of worship.
  • Stay hydrated as you'll be walking a lot.
  • Avoid visiting the place during the night as the trails could be spooky.
  • Bring hot teas in a thermos.
  • Maintain discipline and silence inside the premises.
  • Talk softly.

Visit Time

Sunday: Open 24 hours

Monday: Open 24 hours

Tuesday: Open 24 hours

Wednesday: Open 24 hours

Thursday: Open 24 hours

Friday: Open 24 hours

Saturday: Open 24 hours


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Entrance Fee


600 Yen for adults, 300 Yen for children

They can be purchased at the Keihan Railway Station

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Time you can spend

2 to 3 hours


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